Paula Vivian Washut


(July 23, 2008)

Funeral Mass for Casper resident Paula Vivian Washut, 85, was celebrated Monday, July 28 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Casper. She died Wednesday, July 23 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a long struggle with cardio-pulmonary disease.

Paula was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Emblems, daughter of Howard and Gladys (Reeg) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School in 1940.

On Aug. 19, 1942, she married Heny Paul Washut in Hardin, Mont. They lived in Cody, Sheridan and Billings before settling in Casper in 1945.  She was active in Saint Anthony Catholic Church and worked as a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store, but primarily spent her life as a mother and homemaker. In her later years, her greatest joys were sharing the experiences of her grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Sister Renee  Washut, SCL, of Denver, Kay L. Munson (Ted) of Great Falls, Mont., Henry (Hank) Washut (Caro) and Arthur L. Washut (Megan), both of Casper; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and five brothers.